Bus route changes spark campaign

By Steve Carpenter 16/02 Updated: 21/02 15:03

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A CAMPAIGN has been launched against changes to the number 34 bus described as a lifeline to residents.

The bus from the west to the east side of the city is the only direct service from Tile Hill to University Hospital.

But changes, to come into effect on February 26, mean it is to be replaced by the numbers six and 10 with passengers having to change from one to the other in the city centre.

"This is a disaster for people who rely on the 34," said Steven Thomas, who has organised a petition signed by over 1,000 people and backed by MP Geoffrey Robinson.

"A lot of elderly people live in this area and they rely on this service to get to important hospital appointments or to visit family members.

"Now they will have to change at Pool Meadow when they don't want to or even look at other modes of transport."

Passenger Fred Pearce also slammed the consultation by Centro and claimed many knew nothing about it.

"We should have been informed. We don't feel the need for the current service to change," he added.

A Centro spokesman said a substantial city wide consultation took place last year ahead of a review of all bus services and was aware of concerns, but insisted the changes were required.

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